Nursing

Our graduate and continuing education programs in nursing – including the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the RN to B.S. in nursing – develop professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded and clinically competent health care providers.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) provides clinical preparation for becoming a family nurse practitioner and education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems thinking, and leadership.

Salve Regina offers two pathways to the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The first is designed for students with a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN-DNP) and the second is a post-master's program for advanced practice registered nurses. All post-BSN students enroll in the BSN-DNP program.

Graduates may seek leadership roles as advanced practice nurses, managers of quality initiatives, executives in health care organizations, directors of clinical programs and faculty responsible for clinical program delivery and clinical teaching.

RN to B.S. in Nursing

Our bachelor's degree in nursing is designed for licensed registered nurses who graduated from an accredited program awarding an associate degree or a diploma in nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to continue their education for a master's degree or doctorate in nursing.

All programs are offered in the evenings at our Center for Adult Education in Warwick. Classes are taught in a hybrid/blended format with a combination of online and in-class meetings. Financial aid is available.

The B.S. in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. The Doctor of Nursing Practice is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Salve Regina's nursing programs are made possible through the generosity of the Rodgers Family Foundation.